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no·sol·o·gy

(nō-sol'ŏ-jē),
The science of classification of diseases.
Synonym(s): nosonomy, nosotaxy
[noso- + G. logos, study]

nosology

(nō-sŏl′ə-jē, -zŏl′-)
n. pl. nosolo·gies
1. The branch of medicine that deals with the classification of diseases.
2. A classification of diseases.

no′so·log′i·cal (-sə-lŏj′ĭ-kəl), no′so·log′ic (-ĭk) adj.
no′so·log′i·cal·ly adv.
no·sol′o·gist n.

nosology

(1) The branch of medical science that deals with orderly relationships among diseases or classifications of disease.
(2) A scientific or theoretical system for classification of disease.
(3) A description of the characteristics of a particular disease or syndrome.

nosology

Informatics The branch of medical science that deals with orderly relationships among or classifications of disease. See Composite clinical data dictionary.

no·sol·o·gy

(nō-sol'ŏ-jē)
1. The science of classification of diseases.
2. Classification of sick people into groups, whatever the criteria for the classification, and agreement as to the boundaries of the groups.
Synonym(s): nosonomy, nosotaxy.
[noso- + G. logos, study]

nosology

The science of the classification of diseases. There have been suggestions that nosology may sometimes be influenced by factors other than the purely terminological and the need for accurate description. If, for instance, most mood disorders are actually a combination of anxiety and depression (see COTHYMIA), it is unsatisfactory to assert that these are two different diseases requiring different drug treatments. From the Greek nosos , disease.
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Given the heterogeneous nature of ADHD, research on the differential risk factors and nosology of ADHD subtypes and comorbid conditions is very important.
Fourth, two related, common, and recurring themes in the history of psychiatric nosology arise directly from its ineluctable subjectivity: lumping versus splitting and the categorical/hierarchical versus dimensional (or, in library and information science terms, faceted) approach to classification construction (Mack, Forman, Brown, & Frances, 1994).
Rethinking received views on the history of psychiatric nosology: Minor shifts, major continuities.
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African-centered theses on mental health and a nosology of Black/African personality disorder.
After chapters on normal fetal skeletal growth and development and diagnosis of fetal skeletal dysplasias, they detail 132 conditions (based on the 2010 international nosology and classification of genetic skeletal disorders) and their synonyms, incidence, genetics, age at presentation, clinical features, prenatal ultrasound and postnatal radiological features, bone histology, prognosis, and differential diagnosis, with images showing different modalities and gross and histopathology findings when available.
Follow-up findings demonstrated absence of normalization in serum S100 protein concentrations in patients with psychomotor retardation and paroxysmal syndrome and in MDA levels in patients with EBD and psychomotor retardation to constitute the basis for development of appropriate pathogenetic therapy for patients with the nosology.
This article reviews the current diagnostic nosology for HAND and the neuropsychological domains typically affected by the HIV disease.
Although Kraepelin's fundamental dichotomy has persisted for many years, vigorous debates about nosology have often occurred (4).
Au-tosomal recessive and X-linked recessive varieties are also known.5 In 1988 an international nosology of connective tissue that defined nine subcategories of EDS was proposed.
As its title suggests, his Nosology, or a Systematic Arrangement of Diseases, By Classes', Orders, Genera, a,d Species, with the Distinguishing Characters of Each, and the Outlines of the Systems of Sauvages, Linnaeus, Vogel, Sagar, and Macbride aspired to be the key to all nosologies (classifications of" human illness according to a Linnaean botanical model), for it provided synopses of all the major existing schemes.
Psychotic states arising in late life (late paraphrenia) psychopathology and nosology. Br J Psychiatry.